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The Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform raises small bass drums 2" off of the ground. Fits 18" and 20" bass drums.


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GibraltarBass Drum Platform
 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Not functional (3)

    Best Uses

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        • Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Schmitty48

      Without a doubt, this is the BEST bass drum riser on the market. I bought one for my 18" kick and liked it so much I bought another for my...Read complete review

      Without a doubt, this is the BEST bass drum riser on the market. I bought one for my 18" kick and liked it so much I bought another for my 20". I run the one for the 18" fully extended and it puts the beater dead center on the head. This little drum is now a 16x18 howitzer. I run the one for the 20" fully contracted and again the beater hits dead center. This drum is a 20x20 and very "cannonesque" to begin with. Add the riser and now you've got resonance (BOOM) along with the cannon (BLAM). I strongly recommend this to anyone using a 20" kick. BUY IT !! You'll be glad you did.
      The only thing I would change is the tension screws for the hoop clamp. The knurled allen heads work okay, but a key-adjustable screw would be better.

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      Falls apart

      I have had two of these; I purchased the second after the first was stolen. This piece of gear does improve the sound of an 18" or smaller bass drum, but...Read complete review

      I have had two of these; I purchased the second after the first was stolen. This piece of gear does improve the sound of an 18" or smaller bass drum, but there are multiple fatal design flaws and poor build quality. First, the wingnuts for the height adjustment are impossible to tighten with your fingers, and difficult even with a wrench, so height adjustment feature is useless. Secondly, the black pieces that tighten down on your bass drum hoop are not padded and will scratch the hoop. Worst of all, they are attached to the thumb screws loosely, with a screw that loosens even more as you play. This means they will rattle loudly, ruining the sound of your bass drum (especially for recording), and eventually will completely fall off. The design of this clamp makes the screws virtually IMPOSSIBLE TO TIGHTEN OR FIX. So basically it produces a loud unwanted noise, falls apart completely within minutes of use, and fails miserably at it's sole purpose. Expect 10 minutes max of usefulness from this thing.

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      1.0

      Way too tall

      By Ed

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional
        • Too Tall Does Not Work

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

          I have an 18", and a 20" kick drum, this lift is way too tall for both, I would have to install longer spurs on both drums to make it functional. Poor design!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          BD platform, query the use of

          By drumsagogo

          from Australia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                While I've had 18 BD before, I had't used a riser up until I recently bought a 18 x 14 acrylic BD. I eventually worked out how to set the cradle up so that my vintage Sonor sig series pedal could attach to it unencumbered so to speak. I also have a 20" BD so I thought 'great',I won't have to adjust the beater length between using BDs. But with the acrylic (its not RCI but Pansini, they're made in Australia and a bit thinner than the RCI shell), it really boomed (clear EMAD and Remo BD reso), strange for a 18 BD. I tried a few things finally taking away the riser, allowing most of the BD to be just off the floor. This reduced the boom considerably. My next step will be to install a coated EMAD. I like a dry flat sound on the BD so maybe having it off the floor a few inches was working against that sound. I don't mind adjusting the beater, can never set up the pedal so the beater hits dead centre anyway, on any drum, always a bit to left of the pad. So for me, probably not so useful but I'll hang on to it for awhile yet.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BEATER DISTANCE!!! READ

                By ZWO21

                from NC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Beater Distance Read
                • Easy To Use
                • Erly
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • If You Leave The Bass Dru
                • Improves Sound
                • May Not Hit The Drum Prop
                • M Level Then Your Beater
                • The Bass Drum Back
                • Works Great If You Tilt

                Cons

                • Erly If You Don't Tilt Yo
                • Ngle
                • That It May Not Work Prop
                • Ur Bass Drum Back At An A

                Best Uses

                • To Raise Your Bass Drum

                Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                MANY HAVE COMPLAINED IN OTHER POSTS THAT THE BEATER HAS TO OVER EXTEND TO REACH THE HEAK. WHEN USING A RISER, YOU HAVE TO TILT THE BASS DRUM BACK...I.E. MAKING THE FRONT HIGHER THAN THE BATTER SIDE. THIS WILL BRING THE HEAD BACK TOWARD THE BEATER SO THAT THE BEATER DOESN'T HAVE TO OVER EXTEND. IF YOU TRY TO LEAVE THE DRUM LEVEL, THE BEATER WILL OVER EXTEND. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THIS, THEN YOU SHOULD NOTCH THE BATTER SIDE RIM SO THAT THE BEATER CAN REACH THE HEAD.

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                1.0

                Horrible design

                By drummer

                from san jose, ca

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • It Was Free With My Kit

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Not Functional
                • Poor Quality
                • Simply Doesn't Work
                • Simply Does Not Work

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                  This product was free with my Gretsch Catalina Jazz kit. I have only tried it with one kick pedal so the problem is either my pedal or it is a horrible design. I believe it is a poor design because I use a standard pedal so it should work on this universal riser. First off the part that attaches to the bass drum isn't padded. There are pads there but the screws protrude out so it is really the head of a screw that is securing the riser to the hoop. Secondly when I used it as it came, the pedal ended up much too far from the head, so before the beater would hit the head, the pedal would run into the wing screw on the bottom of the pedal. Then I switched it to bring the beater closer and the pedal chain then begun to rub against the bass drum hoop as it was too close. I don't see how it could be anything other than a terrible design.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Fatally flawed

                  By Mike

                  from Santa Monica CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                        This product is supposed to put the beater lower vertically. While it does this, it also puts it farther away from the head, because the part that the pedal clamps to sticks out farther from the plane of the head than the edge of the hoop.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Falls apart

                        By grip

                        from ca

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Cheapest available riser
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional
                        • Poor design
                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                        I have had two of these; I purchased the second after the first was stolen. This piece of gear does improve the sound of an 18" or smaller bass drum, but there are multiple fatal design flaws and poor build quality. First, the wingnuts for the height adjustment are impossible to tighten with your fingers, and difficult even with a wrench, so height adjustment feature is useless. Secondly, the black pieces that tighten down on your bass drum hoop are not padded and will scratch the hoop. Worst of all, they are attached to the thumb screws loosely, with a screw that loosens even more as you play. This means they will rattle loudly, ruining the sound of your bass drum (especially for recording), and eventually will completely fall off. The design of this clamp makes the screws virtually IMPOSSIBLE TO TIGHTEN OR FIX. So basically it produces a loud unwanted noise, falls apart completely within minutes of use, and fails miserably at it's sole purpose. Expect 10 minutes max of usefulness from this thing.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works perfectly

                        By Fischkaster

                        from Pacific Northwest

                        Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                        The only disadvantage is the bolts for the upper clamp are hexagonal. You need an Allen Wrench tighten them. (Bolts that fit a drum key would be a better option)
                        I bought this to convert an 18" Floor Tom to a kick drum.
                        This device does what it is supposed to do quite well. Heavy in construction, simple to use, adjustable. The upper clamp is padded, strong, and secure. Won't damage your Bass Drum hoop (I have a wooden hoop). My kick pedal mounts securely to the lower plate.
                        Functionality versus price-A great value.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Schmitty48

                        By schmitty48

                        from California

                        Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                        Without a doubt, this is the BEST bass drum riser on the market. I bought one for my 18" kick and liked it so much I bought another for my 20". I run the one for the 18" fully extended and it puts the beater dead center on the head. This little drum is now a 16x18 howitzer. I run the one for the 20" fully contracted and again the beater hits dead center. This drum is a 20x20 and very "cannonesque" to begin with. Add the riser and now you've got resonance (BOOM) along with the cannon (BLAM). I strongly recommend this to anyone using a 20" kick. BUY IT !! You'll be glad you did.
                        The only thing I would change is the tension screws for the hoop clamp. The knurled allen heads work okay, but a key-adjustable screw would be better.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works Well

                        By Mark Wellman

                        from central Louisiana

                        Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                        My Gretsch 18" bass drum came with a lifter for the back so that the pedal will hit the drum in the middle. The supplied lifter did not seem that heavy duty, so I bought the Gibraltar. It is very heavy duty and holds up the drum very well. It is a very well thought-out device. I highly recommend one for small bass drums.
                        Adjustable
                        Solid
                        Does what it is supposed to very well.

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                        5.0

                        Good for Gretsch 18

                        By Texas Big Beat

                        from Austin, TX

                        Comments about Gibraltar Bass Drum Platform:

                        I bought one of these to replace the bass drum riser included with a Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz set's 18" bass drum. The Gretsch riser is kind of flimsy - this one from Gibraltar is a lot more substantial and stabilizes the bass drum very well.

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